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Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Department of Neurology/Neuroimaging - Sati Lab in Los Angeles, California

The newly-established Neuroimaging Laboratory in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist. Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with Dr. Sati, our Postdoctoral Fellow will lead cutting-edge neuroimaging research with the goal of discovering and validating innovative imaging biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of various neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27834394/

As a Postdoctoral Scientist, you will work with MRI physicists, biomedical engineers, neuroradiologists and neurologists to develop, validate and deploy ultra-fast magnetic susceptibility-based MRI techniques in a clinical research setting. You will have access to state-of-the-art 3T clinical scanners, and a cutting-edge 3T research scanner at the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI). Will also collaborate with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders to investigate these MRI techniques on ultra-high field (7T) scanners.

Additional duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Will develop, adapt, and implement innovative magnetic-susceptibility based MRI techniques for neuroimaging.

  • Will design and perform imaging experiments in human research subjects.

  • Will process, analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data.

  • Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation.

  • Will write or participate in publications and presentations as first-author or co-author.

  • May submit own grant or assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.

  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.

Education Requirements:

  • Doctorate (MD or PhD) in Physics, Biomedical, Computer and/or Electrical engineering, or related fields is required


  • Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.

  • Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.

  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.

  • Knowledge of safety standards of specialized equipment (MRI).

  • Has excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, communication, self- and time-management skills, and the ability to work effectively both in a team and independently.

  • Has at least 2-years of hands-on experience with MRI acquisition, reconstruction, processing and analysis of MRI data are required.

  • A strong background in MRI physics and significant experience in programming (pulse sequence with IDEA, C/C++, Python, Matlab) are desired.

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